Review | Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Hydrating Face Wash

This Hada Labo product was part of the brand’s launch event goodie box. Despite the proliferation of facial foams in the skincare market, not all foaming face washes are created equal. Having used it for about two weeks, I can honestly say I love it!

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Hydrating Face Wash is:

  • Economical

It goes a long way – just 1 cm of the product is enough to clean the face. Although the foam isn’t bubbly and airy, it has a substantial creamy lather that goes a long way. The 100 g will take a while to use up!

  • Effective

It cleans well, easily removing makeup traces and dirt.

  • Hydrating

The product feels luxurious on the face and it cleans without stripping the skin of moisture. The face feels moisturised in a natural way; not uncomfortable with product residue. I don’t even have to apply a facial moisturiser on humid nights.

  • Packaged simply

The smooth plane of the tube is pleasant to touch. The only thing that annoyed me was the paper sticker bearing the expiry date – paper and bathroom moisture are not friends (I have since removed it).

I also appreciate its wider-than-usual shape. Most facial foams are longer and thinner but this cleanser is slightly broader, fitting nicely in my palm.

  • Fragrance-free

I cannot detect any noticeable fragrance except for a light scent (from the raw ingredients, perhaps?) typical of Japanese foaming cleansers.

  • Affordable

At only S$12.90 for 100 g of effective cleansing/hydrating agents, this is something I wouldn’t mind replenishing regularly. Despite the number of facial cleansers I have in my toiletry drawer, I’m buying another one when I’ve finished this tube!


  • Jenny says:

    What is the best face wash and moisturizer for really sensitive skin?

  • I find sometimes my nose becomes very dry with some face wash, like after a cold, do you know why?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Emma,

      The constant abrasion that happens when we’re rubbing our noses during a cold would strip the skin, plus our skin can get more sensitive during bouts of illnesses. It could also be due to the harsh chemicals in the face wash.

  • Lili says:

    I love Hado Labo HA toners, but unfortunately, this wash included, causes serious breakouts :/
    A quick lookup of the ingredients will confirm.

    Glad you like it though! It is really economical as you say, and I’m sure does its job really well jsut like the ir other products

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